While I completed Year 12, I had a lot of trouble finding work after finishing school because of my intellectual disability – employers just weren't interested in me.
Disability Employment Services (DES) support a wide range of people to achieve their employment goals every day.
Have a read through these stories and get inspired to take the next step. You'll also better understand what role employment plays in improving quality of life, and how a DES can help get you there!
At Tim's Place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, meals are accompanied by a hug offered by owner Tim Harris.
Three Tamil refugees have transformed their lives through disability employment support, and now play a confident role in their new communities. The women all experienced mental ill-health as a result of events before being granted residency.
Finding the right job in the right place has brought significant benefits to Bethany, both in economic terms and her general well-being.
"I lost 90% of my vision, use of my left hand and I have an acquired brain injury. Through Senswide and UCAN café, I have had the opportunity to work and mix in the community, and show that people with a disability can work and live a normal life."